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Last minute gift ideas? Book Recommendations from the PCL.

December 20, 2011 Leave a comment

As you are running around this holiday season, you may want to pick up one or two last-minute gifts.  Or maybe you want to snuggle up and enjoy a good book while it rains over the course of this week.  Here are the last of our suggestions for reading over the holiday break.

Professor Kate Irwin-Smiler recommends two authors for students and faculty to pick up and read for entertainment over the holidays.

  • James Patterson’s Alex Cross books. I cruised through these when I was on break in law school and there are a ton. Very short chapters & they go quickly. (18 so far!)
  • Philippa Gregory’s Cousins’ War books – The author of The Other Boleyn Girl has a historical fiction series based in England’s War of Roses (15th century). These books focus on the women involved in the English dynastic struggle between the Lancastrian and York houses. So far, there are three books – The White Queen [Available at ZSR], The Red Queen [Available at ZSR], and The Lady of the Rivers [Brand new, but already available at ZSR}, with more to come.

As a recent read, Dan Freehling recommends, Tangled Webs by James B. Stewart [Available at the High Point Public Library or through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)]. In an interview with Stewart published in  the New Yorker,  writes that “‘the broad public commitment to telling the truth under oath has been breaking down.’ Drawing on new interviews, full court transcripts, and hundreds of investigative notes that have remained private until now, Stewart meticulously and startlingly reconstructs the cases of Martha Stewart, Scooter Libby, Barry Bonds, and Bernard Madoff—and scrutinizes how lying by each of these figures affects the American justice system, and society as a whole.” For the full interview, see The Book Bench column from April 2011.

Professor Barbara Lentz also shares some favorites from her family.  Her husband recommends the title, Empire of the Summer Moon: Quanah Parker and the Rise and Fall of the Comanches, the Most Powerful Indian Tribe in American History [Available at ZSR]. And, Professor Lentz enjoyed reading cookbooks and essays after oneL exams, and along those lines strongly recommend Heat by Bill Buford [Available at ZSR], and Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential [Available at ZSR], which reminds Professor Lentz of being a line cook, kitchen serf and bartender in college. See the other titles Professor Lentz recommended in an earlier blog post, “More Wintery Reads: Recommendations from WFU Faculty.”

If you think we missed one of the most crucial books of the season, please drop us a line in the comments!

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New Books

November 28, 2011 Leave a comment

This semester the Professional Center Library has acquired many books on a wide array of legal topics and beyond, ranging from works on copyright law to a review of American colonial legislation. The Library’s newest books are regularly put on display in the rotunda, so check there often to find out what’s new and notable.

Following is a list of  just some of our new titles so far this semester.  All these books are located in the stacks on the library’s first and ground floors. Search the library catalog for more information on these titles or to look for other books or topics.

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Innocent spouse : a memoir / Carol Ross Joynt. CT275.J926 A3 2011
Rights displaced : forced returns of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians from Western Europe to Kosovo / [Wanda Troszczynska-van Genderen] DR2087.6.R43 T76 2010
Whites of their eyes : the Tea Party’s revolution and the battle over American history / Jill Lepore. E175.9 .L46 2010
Abraham Lincoln, Esq. : the legal career of America’s greatest president / edited by Roger Billings and Frank J. Williams. E457.2 .A1447 2010
End of straight supremacy : realizing gay liberation / Shannon Gilreath. HQ76.3.U6 G55 2012
Justice perverted : sex offender law, psychology, and public policy / Charles Patrick Ewing. HV6556 .E95 2011
Moving toward the future of policing / Gregory F. Treverton … [et al.]. HV7936.E7 M68 2011
Review of American colonial legislation by the King in council, by Elmer Beecher Russell. JK57.P7 R8 1915a
Why the law is so perverse / Leo Katz. K290 .K38 2011
Virtual justice : the new laws of online worlds / Greg Lastowka. K564.C6 L374 2010
Life before birth : the moral and legal status of embryos and fetuses / Bonnie Steinbock. K642 .S74 2011
Intellectual property and competition law : new frontiers / edited by Steven Anderman, Ariel Ezrachi. K1401 .I55273 2011
Justifying intellectual property / Robert P. Merges. K1401 .M475 2011
Moral rights : principles, practice and new technology / Mira T. Sundara Rajan. K1430 .S864 2011
Access to medicine in the global economy : international agreements on patents and related rights / Cynthia M. Ho. K1519.D78 H6 2011
Right to life and the value of life : orientations in law, politics and ethics / edited by Jon Yorke. K3252 .R54 2010
Climate change law and policy : EU and US approaches / Cinnamon Pin¿¿on Carlarne. K3585.5 .C37 2010
Religion, race, rights : landmarks in the history of modern Anglo-American law / Eve Darian-Smith. KD671 .D37 2010
Canadian tort law / Allen M. Linden and Bruce Feldthusen. KE1232.A7 L56 2011
Breaking the devil’s pact : the battle to free the Teamsters from the mob / James B. Jacobs and Kerry T. Cooperman. KF228.U5 J327 2011
Effective legal writing : for law students and lawyers / by Gertrude Block. KF250 .B56 1999
Legal writing and other lawyering skills / by Nancy L. Schultz, Louis J. Sirico, Jr. KF250 .S38 2004
Best practices report on the use of adjunct faculty / American Bar Association, Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. KF272 .A44 2011
Careers in animal law : welfare, protection, and advocacy / Yolanda Eisenstein. KF299.A55 E37 2011
Moving diversity forward : how to go from well-meaning to well-doing / [Verna A. Myers]. KF300 .M94 2011
Mastering professional responsibility / Grace M. Giesel. KF306 .G547 2009
Lawyer’s guide to increasing revenue / Arthur G. Greene. KF316.5 .G74 2011
Associate as rainmaker : building your business brain / David King Keller. KF316.5 .K45 2011
Woman lawyer : the trials of Clara Foltz / Barbara Babcock. KF368.F585 B33 2011
Autobiography of an execution / David R. Dow. KF373.D635 A3 2010
Mastering elder law / Ralph C. Brashier. KF390.A4 B73 2010
Law is a white dog : how legal rituals make and unmake persons / Colin Dayan. KF465 .D39 2011
Children’s rights under the law / Samuel M. Davis. KF479 .D385 2011
Inside the castle : law and the family in 20th century America / Joanna L. Grossman and Lawrence M. Friedman. KF505 .G765 2011
Premarital agreements : drafting and negotiation / Linda J. Ravdin. KF529 .R38 2011
Military divorce handbook : a practical guide to representing military personnel and their families / Mark E. Sullivan. KF535 .S85 2011
Adoption law handbook : practice, resources, and forms for family law professionals / Jennifer Fairfax. KF545 .F35 2011
Insider trading / William K.S. Wang, Marc I. Steinberg. KF1073.I5 W362 2010
Ducktown smoke : the fight over one of the South’s greatest environmental disasters / Duncan Maysilles. KF1298 .M39 2011
For whom the whistle blows : advancing corporate compliance and integrity efforts in the era of Dodd-Frank / Michael D. Greenberg [rapporteur]. KF1422.A75 F67 2011
Fundamentals of securities regulation / Louis Loss, Joel Seligman, Troy Paredes. KF1439 .L68 2011
Small business start-up kit / by Peri H. Pakroo ; edited by Marcia Stewart. KF1659 .P35 2010
Intellectual property law answer book, 2011-12 / Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP ; [Keith R. Hummel … et al., authors]. KF2979 .I59 2011
Clean tech intellectual property : eco-marks, green patents and green innovation / Eric L. Lane. KF2979 .L359 2011
Infringement nation : copyright 2.0 and you / John Tehranian. KF2994 .T44 2011
American Bar Association’s legal guide to video game development / edited by Ross Dannenberg. KF3024.C6 A94 2011
Creative license : the law and culture of digital sampling / Kembrew McLeod and Peter DiCola ; with Jenny Toomey and Kristin Thomson. KF3035 .M38 2011
Impact of Health Care Reform on employers : an immediate look at how health care legislation will affect employers nationwide. KF3605.A328201 A2 2011
Congress shall make no law : the First Amendment, unprotected expression, and the Supreme Court / David M. O’Brien ; [foreword by Ronald K.L. Collins]. KF4772 .O27 2010
Immigration law sourcebook : a compendium immigration-related laws and policy documents. KF4819.85 .I4674 2011
Money, politics, and the Constitution : beyond Citizens United / Monica Youn, editor. KF4920 .M67 2011
Terror in the balance : security, liberty, and the courts / Eric A. Posner, Adrian Vermeule. KF5060 .P67 2007
Scorpions : the battles and triumphs of FDR’s great Supreme Court justices / Noah Feldman. KF8744 .F45 2010
Mastering the craft of trial advocacy : empowering the jury / Michael E. Tigar & Jane B. Tigar. KF8915 .T54 2006b
Forensic accounting deskbook : a practical guide to financial investigation and analysis for family lawyers / Miles Mason. KF8968.15 .M37 2011
States of passion : law, identity, and the social construction of desire / Yvonne Zylan. KF9325 .Z85 2011
United States and torture : interrogation, incarceration, and abuse / edited by Marjorie Cohn. KF9430 .U55 2011
Law of counterrorism / Lynne Zusman, editor. KF9430 .Z87 2011
Case weights for federal defender organizations / Nicholas M. Pace … [et al.]. KF9646 .C37 2011
Federal criminal discovery / Robert M. Cary, Craig D. Singer, Simon A. Latcovich. KF9650 .C37 2011
Medical liability in Europe A comparison of selected jurisdictions. KJC1674 .M43 2011
Judicial creativity at the international criminal tribunals / edited by Shane Darcy and Joseph Powderly. KZ7230 .J83 2010
Aggression and International Criminal Law / [edited by] Donja de Ruiter. KZ7284 .A34 2011
What are stem cells? : definitions at the intersection of science and politics / John Lynch. QH588.S83 L96 2011
Bioethics, public moral argument, and social responsibility / edited by Nancy M.P. King and Michael J. Hyde. R725.5 .B523 2012